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- FFA Embraces the Call to Action for A “Balance for Better” World - 8 March 2019
- Samoa and FFA sign agreement on Regional Aerial Surveillance Program - 28 February 2019
- The Marshall Islands and Thailand establish cooperation and exchange of information to prevent IUU fishing practices - 23 February 2019
A just completed Pacific operation to combat illegal fishing found no breaches of the region’s rules.
The exercise, the third this year and called Operation Island Chief, aimed to detect, deter, report and/or apprehend potential illegal, unregulated or unreported fishing activity.
Using boats and aircraft it covered more than 16.5 million square kilometres of ocean and found no infringements or breaches.
The Pacific’s 10 Forum Fisheries Agency member nations were involved, along with Australia, New Zealand, France and the United States.